FEN EDEBİYAT FAKÜLTESİBİYOLOJİK BİLİMLER BÖLÜMÜ: BİYOLOJİ/MOLEKÜLER BİYOLOJİ ve GENETİK


URGENT: Funded PhD position at Limnology Laboratory in METU Biological Sciences Department,

URGENT: Funded PhD position at Limnology Laboratory in METU Biological Sciences Department, http://limnology.bio.metu.edu.tr/.

Tentative Research Topic: Mesocosms research in shallow lakes ecology

The Limnology Laboratory within the Department of Biological Sciences at METU is inviting applications for PhD student that will work in EU- H2020 funded research project “AQUACOSM: the EU-network connecting freshwater and marine large experimental research infrastructure” (https://www.aquacosm.eu/). The successful applicant will join an international group of aquatic ecologists and will receive funding for 3 years.

AQUACOSM is funded by the first international call (EU H2020-INFRAIA) to coordinate research, develop common best practices and open both freshwater and marine large-scale research infrastructures (mesocosms) for international cross-discipline participation. As a partner, our mesocosms infrastructure  includes 20 mesocosms with 1 and 2 m depth reflecting very shallow and relatively deep lakes that will be used in experiments for three years consequently from 2018, 2019 and 2020. The main objective of our mesocosm experiements for 2018 is to evaluate negative effects of microplastics in shallow freshwater lakes by exposing water and sediment of mesocosms simultaneously to the environmentally relevant mixture of various MP polymers.

For further information regarding the project and application please mail to Prof. Meryem Beklioğlu at meryem@metu.edu.tr .